*A city in central Italy
**"Cambagia" is a dialect term, for the Italian word, "bambagia", which in English is cotton wool.

Note: "Moneta" can also be understood as "change".

Game Instructions

The way to play "Seta moneta" is: with the child "riding" the adult's knees, the adult holds the child's hands and makes a push and pull "sawing" movement.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Counting-out Rhymes of Children (1888), by Henry Carrington Bolton. Translated by Lisa Yannucci and Monique Palomares.

Grazie mille!